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Gosselin: If Cowboys mention Super Bowl, don’t listen

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/co...if-cowboys-mention-super-bowl-dont-listen.ece

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    Getting to the NFL promised land will take a lot more than talk

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    Rick Gosselin

    rgosselin@dallasnews.com

    There are two words I want to hear from Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett at their pre-training camp news conference in California this weekend — “running game.”

    I expect to hear the words “Tony Romo,” “Dez Bryant,” “Monte Kiffin” and “healthy linebackers” as well.

    But the two words I do not want to hear from the Cowboys’ brass this weekend are “Super Bowl.”

    Maybe that was the annual expectation of this franchise when Tom Landry was the head coach. And then again after Jimmy Johnson got America’s Team back up and running in the early 1990s.

    But recent performances should require that the words “Super Bowl” be stricken from the team’s vocabulary until further notice. Such talk now constitutes fantasy.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    What was that again Gosselin? I wasn't listening.
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  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Like the slide show but the print is kinda thin.

    3 more days baby.
  4. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's got a point. The Cowboys problems over the past several years is that from the top down there's a feeling of entitlement. Jerry gets most of the blame for this. The players have a sense that they are much better than they actually are because of it. This needs to stop because their record since their last Super Bowl win in 96 is 130-126. Jerry needs to set the example.
  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I find it amusing that EVERY YER, someone has to do the math on the amount of time that has passed between either playoff wins, superbowls or both. The team is far from perfect, but the idea that you expect the team to say "We just want to win 9 or more games" is ridiculous.
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  6. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Who said that?
  7. myslamsareolder

    myslamsareolder Active Member

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    If Gosselin mentions anything, don't listen. I don't. The dude's opinion is terrible.
  8. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    I agree Gosselin is mostly not a good read. I'll concede this though. I can live with striking "Super Bowl" talk, until further notice. The key however is "until further notice." We absolutely have unanswered questions: O-line, safety, running game, health & durability, 4-3 adjustment, etc. But its more than a pipe dream to think we just might have good answers to many of those questions - perhaps even *gasp* - all of them. We don't know today. But starting Sunday we'll begin the process of finding out.

    Few teams look like SB contenders from day one of camp through week 17 of the regular season. Its a process of discovery, adjustment etc. A team looks unbeatable early, falls into a bit of disarray, comes back or fades. All part of the process. There will be plenty of times during the season to revisit "until further notice." We'll see THEN if we can add to our vocabulary. I can live with having it stricken for now.
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  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    How about before all the super bowl talk or even the playoff talk, this team learn how to win some home games for once. I wish that would be the focus this year. Protecting home field?
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  10. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Don't kill the messenger. He's right, we haven't made the playoffs in 3 years so there should be no talk of Super Bowl. This team should just take one game at a time.
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  11. dwight

    dwight Well-Known Member

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    The sad part about that 130-126 record is that most of those players are from Jimmy and Parcell teams. That's the only reason why that record is above 500. Sad
  12. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    If the by-line says "Gosselin" don't read.

    Apparently Gosselin enjoys strolling through the obvious if it means he can deliver a gratuitous kick to the Cowboy groin.
  13. mrmojo

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    In today's NFL i don't think ANY team can use Super Bowl in their vocabulary. Too much of a crap shoot now a days, when is the last time a pre-season favorite actually went to the Super Bowl? The last back to back team was NE in 04 and 05. I can live without the Super Bowl talk. It may be more satisfying to get there when no one expects you to.
  14. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Except the draft.
  15. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's right this time.
  16. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    That's real talk. I went to the game vs NY. What a disgrace (to start the game). Shouldn't have come to dez falling out of bounds.
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I never understood Gosselin's view on this. Your goal is to win the Super Bowl. Unless you are in complete rebuilding mode, you should be trying to put the pieces in place that you feel can win a Super Bowl and set your sights on that goal. Could you imagine somebody looking to lose 30 pounds over the winter and saying 'well, I'll just try to get at least 15 pounds off?'

    We know what will happen. The person will be lucky to lose 15 pounds. Their goal and their focus has changed.

    Make a goal and make a plan to achieve that goal. Work the plan and eventually the plan will work for you. I want this team to have their expectations UP and demand that they put the work in to meet those expectations. The Gosselin attitude is for losers.





    YR
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  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Those were not his opinions.


    Having said that, I agree that it would be nice not to hear those words every preseason.
    I love for my team to shoot for the highest goal, but no need to mouth it in the press--it just sounds so phony.
    But coming from Gosselin, it rings a bit differently because he is massively negative on Dallas right now anyway.
    This is the guy who ranted that carter was a horrible fit for the 4-3 Will. I won't forget that for a few more months still ;)
  19. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Every team's goal is to win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys attitude is one of entitlement based on past performance. It gives the players a false sense of being so good that they don't work as hard as they should. I don't like to blame Jerry too much, but in this instance, it's another example of him opening his mouth when he shouldn't. Ware's comment may or may not be a reflection of this. But the point is that the Cowboys shouldn't even be talking about it but instead working their ***** off as if they know they have a long way to go.
  20. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Sad indeed, but it looks like things are changing in terms of putting talented players on the field. Garrett may not be the most organized or best head coach, but his regime has the Cowboys going in a Jimmy/Parcells like direction.

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